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Mental Health Special Education

Eunice, LA
March 24, 2021

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Tiffany Dean


Opelousas, LA


Dedicated and enthusiastic professional with more than 10 years of outstanding professional experience within a hospital setting, nursing home environment and behavioral facility. Consistently receive positive feedback from managers regarding my effective performance in leadership, team effectiveness and interpersonal communication skills. Work Experience

Special Education Teacher

St. Landry Parish School Board - Opelousas, LA

August 2019 to Present

Prepare lesson plans and educating students at all levels. Assigning homework, grading test and documenting progress. Manage classroom behavior to effective teach lesson. Productively navigate the curriculum and collaborate with other staff. Mental Health Professional

Southwest La - Ville Platte, LA

July 2018 to January 2021

Mental Health Professional (part-time)

• Examine behavior problems and provide strength-based, solution-focused supportive therapeutic services in the community according to clients treatment plan.

• Be knowledgeable of clients including their strengths, diagnosis, treatment goals and treatment plan.

• Communicate and document clients status on regular basis, including but not limited to, change in mood or functioning, medical issues and all crisis and health and safety issues.

• Prepare and write notes or other documents related to recovery such as assessment, progress notes, discharge planning etc.

• Turn in all documentation and notes on client in a timely manner, concisely and completely in accordance to company policies, procedures and service definitions.

• Refer client to psychologist and other services as needed.

• Effectively communicate and work with parents/families regarding client progress, treatment plan and goals.

Health Care Rep

Change Healthcare - Lafayette, LA

January 2012 to September 2019

• Interviewing clients in a hospital setting and/or home visits to assist the clients in obtaining maximum benefit coverage.

• Perform at a high level of more than 50% of completion and approval of patients applications for state and federal programs. Performing at a senior employee level has granted me the opportunity to train at least six different employees that are able to demonstrate outstanding work.

• Show great time management skills by being able to multitask a variety of duties such as updating hospital personnel on applications, respond to phone calls/emails, attend weekly meetings and follow- up with patients in regard to application status.

• Improved operational efficiencies productivity by gathering all needed information to prevent patient applications from being denied. Meet or Exceed Operational Goals for my assigned area by evidence of accepted referral, taking application and accounts billed.

• Display team work that is beneficial to the LA District by working with manager on special projects and co-workers to achieve patient success. Effectively communicate any updates or changes with co-worker for an overall success of the La District.

Social Worker

Eunice Manor Nursing Home - Eunice, LA

February 2007 to May 2010

Provides basic casework services as a member of an inter-disciplinary team.

• Performs initial assessment and supportive counseling.

• Establishes client eligibility for services by obtaining client medical histories through interviews and requesting information from other facilities.

• Developed a plan that provide basic services, explains available services and programs, refer clients to appropriate programs/agencies for other needed services upon discharge.

• Follow up with client to assure services provided was helpful and clients make proper use of service.

• Successfully documented all behavior to appropriately code Minimum Data Set (MDS). Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services

Lafayette, La


Support Independent Living

July 2006 to June 2007

• Model a positive role for consumer to development adequate skills.

• Provide services to people with significant disabilities within their home.

• Enhance ability to live independently by assisting, training and coaching the consumer on how to make reasonable decision with daily living such as balancing check book, meal preparation and household chores.

• Create and set goals for consumer to meet and follow. Outreach Worker

Volunteers of America - Lafayette, LA

September 2005 to March 2007

Display direct support to help hurricane survivors obtain financial assistance, housing, transportation, medication, etc.

• Provide individual supportive treatment.

• Obtain all new resource that is available for hurricane survivor and provide it verbally and as handouts.

• Serve 24/7 on call hours to assist survivors as needed.

• Teach head start and elementary students on the importance of disasters by demonstrating how to protect themselves, what they need to relocate and safety protocol.

• Aid hurricane survivors in crisis situation, problems and complaints. Mental Health Specialist

Right Choice Agency - Opelousas, LA

August 2004 to August 2005

• Provide psychosocial skills and service integration to clients.

• Identify and prioritize client's rehabilitation goals.

• Observe client at home, school and community.

• Teach client about their behavior and correcting the problem.

• Conduct an assessment on client's behavior and document. Child Care Worker

Louisiana Methodist Children's Home - Ruston, LA

November 2000 to August 2004

Efficiently and effectively supervise and counsel twelve teenage girls with behavior problems in a residential housing facility.

• Create and implement workshops and therapy groups to help the client's learn social skills and anger management techniques.

• Responsible for managing, leading, and advising many projects and activities.

• Participate in the release evaluation of client to the appropriate placement. Recognition/Affiliations:

• American Counseling Association (ACA)

• American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

• Member of Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

• Grambling State University Campus Mentorship Program. Education

Masters of Education in Teaching in Student Services Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA

August 2014 to October 2017

Masters of Business Administration in Business

University of Phoenix - Lafayette, LA

June 2005 to January 2007

Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

Grambling State University - Grambling, LA

August 2000 to July 2004


• Organizational skills

• Cpr

• Excel

• Microsoft office

• Powerpoint


• Case Management

• Behavior Management

• Classroom Experience

• Special Education

• Behavior Management

• Developmental Disabilities Experience


• Special Education

• Classroom Experience

• Case Management

• Social Work

• Medication Administration

• Classroom Management

Certifications and Licenses

Driver's License

Additional Information

Professional Skills:

• Innovative, strong presenter with experience leading powerpoint presentation in classroom setting

• Experience working with a diverse population of individuals.

• Proficient in modern computer skills, including Microsoft Office, powerpoint and Excel.

• Strong commuciation, leadership, and organizational skills.

• Certified Medicaid Application CounselorTrained in completing Medicaid application.

• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certified.

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